@Animandel - I agree there is too much testing in schools. I know math and science and reading are very important, but there are other important subjects that students should be exposed to, and since these subjects are not covered on the standardized exams they often are neglected, and students miss out.
Some schools are more interested in high test scores and teaching young people how to take tests that they are taking away the individuality of an education. Not everyone is interested in the same subjects, and variety is the key to getting students engaged.
I think 1st and 2nd grade standardized tests should be eliminated. What's next, kindergarten standardized exams, preschool standardized exams?